Please note this is not an extensive list only a guide.

Caution must be taken as some forms of isokinetic testing / exercising are harder than others. Hence a form of test / exercise that may be appropriate for one individual may not be appropriate to another. Prudent jusdgment should be used.

 

Absolute

Non united fractures to limb

Epilepsy

Cardiac insufficiency (unless monitored)

Severe peripheral vascular disease

Aneurysms

Anticoagulants

Recent (< 3 months prev) X-ray/chemo therapy

Long term steroid use (> 3 months)

Acute (< 7 days) muscle/ligament tear (>grade I)

Pregnancy

Any neurological condition (e.g. stroke, Parkinson's disease) unless closely monitored

Skin problems under load cell

Severe osteoporosis

Malignancy (in area to be tested)

Relative

Pain

Limited range of motion (severe)

Soft tissue healing

Bone healing

Effusions

Osteoporosis

Anaemia

Rheumatoid arthritis

Recent surgery (discretion must be used)